Jorge Islas López is Consul General of Mexico in New York, by virtue of the appointment made by President López Obrador and unanimous ratification made by the Senate, taking office on May 3rd, 2019. Dr. Islas is recognized nationwide in the private and public sector for his expertise in Constitutional Law and as a human rights defender.
A true pioneer, he wrote the first federal legislation in Mexico regarding class actions (2008 - 2009) and transparency and access to public information (2002) (Freedom of Information Act).
Appointed by Rector Juan Ramón de la Fuente, from February 2004 to February 2008, he served as Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM's) General Counsel. In the private practice, Dr. Islas founded and is the current director - on leave of absence - of the law firm "Proyectos Jurídicos Consultoría."
Dr. Islas holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York City. He is also an editorialist for El Universal, the largest newspaper in Mexico.